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Fix: prevent useless pathfinder run for blocked vehicles #8568

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@glx22 glx22 commented Jan 14, 2021

Fix #7670 and supersede #7822.

Motivation / Problem

As found in #7670, a road vehicle blocked by another vehicle may enter in an "loop" of intensive pathfinder calls.
This happens because starting tile for path search is not cached and as the vehicle did not move since previous call, the cached path is discarded and a new one has to be determined.


This solution is similar to the one in #7822, but a lot less invasive and does not require a savegame bump.
When a road vehicle is blocked by another one, just push its current location and the direction to follow found by pathfinder on top of the existing cache.
That way on next run it will just retrieve the heading instead of recalculating it.
While in the area I noticed the speed of the blocked vehicle was not updated, so I fixed it.


I only tested using the save from #7670 (comment) but I don't see how it could cause issues.

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  • The bug fix is important enough to be backported? (label: 'backport requested')
  • This PR affects the save game format? (label 'savegame upgrade')
  • This PR affects the GS/AI API? (label 'needs review: Script API')
    • ai_changelog.hpp, gs_changelog.hpp need updating.
    • The compatibility wrappers (compat_*.nut) need updating.
  • This PR affects the NewGRF API? (label 'needs review: NewGRF')
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@LordAro LordAro left a comment

Fine by me

uint32 r = VehicleEnterTile(v, v->tile, x, y);
if (HasBit(r, VETS_CANNOT_ENTER)) {
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SamuXarick Jan 14, 2021

I wondered if the pathfinder prevention checks should be also added to VETS_CANNOT_ENTER, but I wasn't able find a situation where HasBit(r, VETS_CANNOT_ENTER) is true for testing that.

@glx22 glx22 merged commit 86818e5 into OpenTTD:master Jan 14, 2021
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